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Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 12:16 am

Why would they not want to come here?

During a recent meeting on immigration reform, President Trump was criticized for referring to African countries as “s….hole” nations and questioning why we can’t get more immigrants from Norw...
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 12:14 am

Dominican Sisters in Iraq are hopeful and persistent in challenging circumstances

 Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over the Islamic State, or Daesh, in early December. Shortly after that, two western Dominican Friars arrived in the country to visit the Ir...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:17 am
 Nature and the gods of technology have blessed us with the means to avoid the worst consequences of climate warming. Now there is good climate news for a change. What we must do is put less carb...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:15 am

A call for a “coalition of conscience” with civil rights and labor

 While Martin Luther King, Jr. is best known for his “I have a dream” speech, the civil rights icon delivered a major speech in Springfield on labor, economics and civil rights on Oct. 7, 196...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 01:17 am
 Politicians are masters of legislative camouflage. By this I mean that they are very good at making you think legislation is doing one thing when in reality it accomplishes another goal.One of t...
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:08 am
This was an interesting year that’s just concluding, wasn’t it? And here’s the thing: I suspect 2018 will be just as intriguing.Let’s start with some good news. The economy had a good year in...
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 12:18 am

Spending for police and fire is out of control

The city of Springfield’s pending financial disaster is much more a problem of priorities, and less a problem of revenue. Informal comments already suggest that there is nothing left to cut, but the...

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